Third Thursday. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, smartmuseum.uchicago.edu, free. Visitors join a docent for a look a pair of clay figurines from China, called mingqi, and make their own object from clay and paint a mini-replica of a mingqi figurine to take home. All materials provided. Open to adults of all skill levels.